Assynt, situated on the west coast of Scotland is home to stunning scenery and wildlife

Welcome to Assynt Field Club

Assynt’s amazing Wildlife, Landscape and Geology

Welcome to our website.  Please allow us to help you discover and enjoy the stunning wildlife and unique wild spaces that can be found throughout the parish of Assynt.

Assynt is located on the west coast of Sutherland in the Highlands of Scotland. The parish contains some of the most breath-taking scenery you will encounter in Scotland, from deep sea lochs to pristine beaches and magnificent mountains.

The variety of species which can be seen in this special area, whether birds, dolphins, fungi, insects, plants or whales never fails to inspire both the casual and more experienced observer. Check out our species galleries for a small taster of what’s possible.

If you are travelling the ‘North Coast 500’, over 45 miles of which are in Assynt, please stop with us a while. Then, give yourself some time to appreciate the wider landscape. You never know what you might discover if you let our nature in.

We record and document a great number of wildlife sightings every year. Each and every one helps enhance the knowledge and understanding of the nature of Assynt. You too can play a part in this, simply send us your sightings via the reporting form on this page or by email.

Whether you just want to browse our site, plan a visit or make use of the increasing amount of raw data which is available you are sure to find something of interest. We hope that you will visit us again to continue your adventure and discover more of Assynt’s amazing Wildlife, Landscape and Geology.

Report a Sighting - Assynt only

Sightings outwith Assynt cannot be used

Recent Sightings


17 birds, Culkein Drumbeg (DAH) (16/09)


Four birds, Lochan na Leobaig, Culkein Drumbeg (DAH) (16/09)


Eight birds feeding, Achmelvich Bay (Nigel Gould) (15/09)

Red Admiral and Peacock butterflies

Eight Red Admiral and three Peacock butterflies feeding on buddleia, Torbreck garden (Gwen Richards) (14/09)

Grey Wagtail

Two birds, Badnaban (Dave Bird) (13/09)

Common Frog

Single animal found near a moth trap, Glendarroch (Peter Hall) (13/09)

Common Seal

Single pup, Culkein Drumbeg harbour (Carol Langford) (13/09)



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